ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.
This week, we took in a gorgeously photographed personal account of a 37-year-old veteran, who found himself homeless in New York City until a local organization connected him with the resources he needed to put his life back together following the trauma of war.
We also reaffirmed our frustration with the discrimination New York's 535,839 disabled people face every day -- both overt discrimination from taxi drivers and public transportation operators and less obvious discrimination in the form of potholes, crumbling curbs and improperly sloped sidewalks. through the inaccessibility of the city's sidewalks.
Read on and tell us in the comments. What did you read, watch and love this week?
Neither the public, nor the private sector is doing enough to make New York City handicap-accessible.
'I have to be prepared for an obstacle course when I decide to travel through public transportation,' said 31-year-old Lisa Rivera, who was born with cerebral palsy and diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2011.
After a professional videogamer admitted that he and his teammates were taking Adderall during a recent competition, the Electronic Sports League moved to create a drug-testing policy for pro gamers.
We need to tackle the problem before it gets out of control so eSports does not end up like bicycling.
We're more likely to use laughter as a tool to defuse a tense situation or to tease people.
We humans are not the only ones busting a gut. Rats giggle when they're tickled. Primates and dogs are also known to laugh, researchers say.
Eating a favorite childhood comfort food triggers happy memories about your social ties -- ultimately making you feel less alone.
The smell of pumpkin pie might bring all those holidays with family flooding back, or the smell of a familiar perfume might arouse memories with your partner.
Research shows that sarcasm exercises the brain more than sincerity does.
Dog-eat-dog sarcastic commentary is just part of our quest to be cool. 'You’re distancing yourself, you’re making yourself superior,' Haiman says. 'If you’re sincere all the time, you seem naive.'
Craig Hinds served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq before becoming homeless. Jericho Project's, an organization that offers subsidized housing and counseling to vets, helped him get back on his feet.
A lot of people think when they hear homeless veteran, they think of some old Vietnam dude who’s an alcoholic but no, I was only 34.
Some big game hunters attempt to show power by dominating leaders from the animal kingdom.
Palmer has since expressed his regret over killing Cecil, claiming in a statement to the Star-Tribune on Tuesday that he did not realize that what he had done was not legal, or that Cecil was a famous and well-loved lion, or that the animal was the subject of an ongoing research project with Oxford University. But his words suggest that if Cecil hadn’t been famous, Palmer would regret nothing.
Internet fame, even the temporary kind, can be exhilarating. It also has a dark side, especially for women.
The feeling was something that was most analogous to situations that hadn't really occurred since high school: scoring a goal in soccer, or finding out your crush likes you back.
Facial recognition testing proves that strangers are better judges of which photos look like us than we are.
We tend to select and share the selfies that look almost nothing like us, according to a new study from the British Psychological Society.